Let me be clear. In no way do I think that Steph Curry's injury - that is now going to keep him out until at least the next round - is a result of treating every regular season game like it was a Game 7. Not only that, but I have no interest in discussing the possibility that it was. It was quite obviously a circumstantial situation that was the result of a vulnerable knee and a wet floor. With that said, I am absolutely stunned that I haven't heard that line of thinking yet. Is it because they are playing a dead team napping in the Houston Rockets? It has to be because they are playing the Rockets. The media is coasting through Round 1 right along with damn near every team that's participating. That's the only reason people haven't started assigning blame for something that's so harmful to the NBA postseason. If the Warriors lose Game 1 to (presumably) the Clippers people will be talking about how playing for history cost Golden State their chances at a championship, right? I refuse to believe that the internet smartened up and is treating this blow to the Warriors miraculous season rationally.
Serious question, has anyone checked Skip Bayless' pulse? Did that fucker take the first vacation of his career? How come he isn't trolling us with takes about how selfish Steph Curry is for playing so many regular season games? Someone pinch him so he can throw out a ridiculous tweet that will work the internet into hysteria and force actual respected analysts to talk about the hypothetical consequences of trying to win every game on your schedule. I know it's coming, and I just want the two days of media coverage that are going to be completely dedicated to it to be over as soon as possible. Honestly, I hope this blog somehow reaches the right person and I am the one to start the madness, because I would love for that narrative to get beat to death before the first round is over. Mostly because I don't plan on paying attention to the NBA until the second round starts and there is competitive, high level basketball being played.